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Innovative Cello Technology™ Allows LG NeON™ 2 to Deliver Improved Performance and Greater Efficiency

SEOUL, June 11, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) is introducing its innovative and efficient solar power system at Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany from June 10-12. At the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, LG will display its latest NeON™ 2 solar energy solutions. Equipped with newly developed Cello Technology™, LG NeON™ 2 offers better performance and reliability with significant improvements over the original NeONTM. The LG NeON™ 2 was recognized with the Intersolar AWARD for Photovoltaics on the opening day of the event for its “groundbreaking idea and technological innovation.”

The efficiency of the NeON™ 2 produces better power performance with less hassle, raising the bar for the entire solar panel market. Cello — which stands for Cell Connection, Electrically, Low Loss, Low Stress and Optical Absorption Enhancement — utilizes circular-shaped wires to scatter light more effectively for better absorption, while reducing the electrical loss by spreading the current with 12 wires.

Thanks to its improved temperature coefficient, the NeON™ 2 can generate more electricity on a sunny day and performs more efficiently on cloudy days due to its low energy reduction in weak sunlight. Whereas conventional p-type modules suffer from Light Induced Degradation (LID), the NeON™ 2 uses n-type wafer modules that are more durable. And the NeON™ 2’s improved rigidity with reinforced frame design gives LG the confidence to extend the warranty to 12 full years, the industry’s best.

The NeON™ 2 is perfect for homeowners who want to maximize the energy production potential in a limited roof space. The 320W NeON™ 2 boasts 6.4 kWp capacity with 20 modules (60 cells) while the capacity of a 285W p-type Mono with the same number of modules generates only 5.7 kWp. LG’s highly efficient panel can more easily be installed in a module array on the roof regardless of its surrounding environment. And the more efficient space management of the NeON™ 2 makes it suitable for installing in a large-scale system as it achieves higher power output than a 72-cell module, using only 60 cells. Balance of System (B.O.S.) saving features have been incorporated into the NeON™ 2 to reduce the total number of strings, based on its higher efficiency and lower voltage than 72-cell modules.

“We are extremely grateful to the organizers of Intersolar Europe and international industry associations for recognizing LG NeON™ 2 at this year’s show,” said Lee Chung-ho, senior vice president and head of LG’s Solar Business Division. “In this very competitive industry, it’s critical to keep innovating to stay one step ahead. NeON™ 2 is a very tangible example of the kind of innovation required to solve today’s most complex environmental challenges. Intersolar Europe is the perfect venue to demonstrate what LG can bring to the table.”

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SEOUL, KOREA – LG Electronics’ photovoltaic business is gaining attention in the global marketplace in four years after the company focused on the business as a future growth engine.

Once regarded as a key factor that aggravated the overall performance of LG Electronics amid the global downturn of the solar business, the business is now on the verge of a turnaround on the back of its product competitiveness.

LG Electronics announced on June 24 that its newly-developed photovoltaic module MonoX NeON won an award at the world’s largest solar energy exhibition InterSolar 2013 that was held in Munich, Germany.

An LG official said, “MonoX NeON won an award in the photovoltaic area after going through the assessment by a group of industry experts, academics, and journalists.”

MonoX NeON is a high-efficiency module that can generate more electricity by 6 percent compared to existing modules. By employing a high-precision semiconductor processing technology, MonoX NeON is designed to enhance the efficiency by minimizing the loss of electricity that is generated through the photovolatic power generation process.

LG’s high performance module Mono X™ NeoN continues to dominate against strong competition.

Munich, 20 June 2013 – The efforts of LG Electronics in the development of its high-performing solar modules is paying off.

LG’s module Mono X™ NeoN won the ‘Outstanding Performance’ 2013 Intersolar Award at this year’s ceremony, for it’s innovation in combining design and performance.

This victory was in spite of strong competition, with more than 100 other competitors vying for the prize.

The Winner

The Mono X™ Neon module is primarily characterised by efficiency levels of over 18 per cent and a capacity of up to 300 watts per module. The panel also offers great robustness at a low weight and an elegant glossy finish. The bi-facial cell captures the light reflected from the back sheet onto the cell back side, resulting in increased light yield and greater energy and financial return for the solar power user.

Installers are pleased with the fact that the product is so lightweight, weighing only 18.2 kilograms. The new cable management systems make it even simpler to connect all of the modules. LG Solar provides a 10-year product guarantee and a 25-year linear performance guarantee for all of its solar modules.

“We are extremely pleased to see that the large investments in our research and development are paying off,” said Michael Harre, Vice President of EU Solar Business Group at LG Electronics. “The Mono X™ NeoN is already proving to be an international success. The Intersolar Award shows that our product strategy is on the right track and is encouraging LG Solar to bring to market the best solar technology for sustainable energy.”

The Intersolar Award is for innovation in the international solar industry. It has been awarded since 2008 as part of the photovoltaic Intersolar trade fair in Munich.


2013 AWARD Winners – Photovoltaics

LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH – Solar Module Mono X NeoN
Schletter GmbH – Smart PV Charge
SMA Solar Technology AG – Sunny Boy Smart Energy

2013 AWARD Winners – Solar Thermal Technologies

Clique Solar – ARUN®100
Ezinc Metal San. Tic. A.S. – NANOSOL Compact Solar Water Heater

2013 AWARD Winners – Solar Projects in Europe

Galaxy Energy GmbH – Galaxy Energy Building
Conergy AG – Lasal del Varador Project
BELECTRIC Solarkraftwerke GmbH – Solar Power Plant Templin

On June 19th, 2013 the Intersolar Award was presented to eight companies at the Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich. This year included a fourth category: Solar Projects in Europe.

LG Electronics’ (Seoul, South Korea) German subsidiary, Schletter GmbH (Kirchdorf, Germany) and SMA Solar Technology AG (Niestetal, Germany) were selected as winners in the Photovoltaics category. Clique Solar (Mumbai) and Ezing Metal San. Tic. AS (Melikgazi, Turkey) won the Solar Thermal Technologies category.

Projects by Belectric Solarkraftwerke GmbH (Kolitzheim, Germany) Galaxy Energy GmbH (Berghülen, Germany) and Conergy AG (Hamburg, Germany) were chosen for the Solar Projects in Europe category.

PV Production Technologies to be presented at ISNA

Intersolar organizers Solar Promotion GmbH (Pforzheim, Germany) and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG. (Freiburg, Germany) presented the prize, in collaboration with the German Solar Industry Association eV (BSW-Solar, Berlin).

A total of 101 companies from 19 nations competed for the award this year. Winners for a fourth category, PV Production Technologies, will be presented at the Intersolar North America (ISNA) trade show in San Francisco, California on July 9th, 2013.

Mono X NeoN PV module, Arun 100 solar collector recognized

LG Electronics Deutschland was selected for the Photovotlaics Award on the strength of its high-performance PV module, the Mono X NeoN, which offers higher efficiency and lower costs using bifacial n-type PV cells.

Clique Solar was recognized in the solar thermal category for its large-scale Arun 100 solar thermal collector for industrial and commercial uses. The two-axis dish concentrator produced hot water or steam up to 250 degrees Celsisus, making it possible to generate heat for a wide variety of applications including industrial process heat.

Self-consumption system recognized among PV projects

For the Solar Projects in Europe category, Belectric was recognized its 128 MW Templin PV plant, the third-largest PV plant in the nation. The plant includes dynamic controls to ensure stable operating voltage, as well as compensating for grid fluctuations.

The jury also recognized Galaxy Energy’s energy system for a carbon-neutral building, and Conergy’s 8 kW rooftop PV plant for the La Sla Varador restaurant in Barcelona. The jury noted that the Conergy system is designed for maximum on-site consumption instead of grid supply and without subsidies, which it felt pointed towards the future of PV in Europe.